Restaurant initiative

The Restaurant Initiative aims to reduce excess calorie consumption when children eat at restaurants. Children frequently dine in restaurants and often consume excess calories during these occasions. Our research shows that more healthy kids’ meals were ordered after a regional restaurant chain added more healthy options to its kids’ menu, highlighting the promise of efforts to make healthier options the new norm. Offering healthier menu options could play an important role in reversing the epidemic.

Restaurant initiative


  • Convene industry leaders to develop and execute strategies for the restaurant industry so that they are part of the solution to childhood obesity.
  • Conduct research and disseminate evidence to help build the case for healthier menu options for kids.

Our Approach

Restaurant industry engagement

Research and evidence dissemination

Learn about the initiative goals, and the evidence and recommendations we use to develop them.


Who's Involved